Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 4

— Step 4 —
Let’s get back to our circle of life. You will find it in ‘Downloads’ section in m BIO.
Today time to think about money 💰 Something that we usually find hard to talk about 😳. Why? Because we don’t have financial education at school, because of the beliefs about money and earning that we bring from home and because of emotions that come with our beliefs, experience or current situation.
It is difficult for us to talk about money because we don’t want to come of as a poor one, braggart, dodger or materialist.
Survey says that 50% of people is ashamed to talk about money, 30% feel unsheated talking about them and 20% feel fear 😳. What are the consequences? We don’t ask for a rise at work, we rarely negotiate the price of some product or service.
Finances are an important part of our life and even if money itself won’t make you happy they, without a doubt, contribute to the comfort of life and feeling safe.
As usual – mark on your circle of life how happy you are about your finances in a scale from 1 to 10.
Here are the questions that will help you mark that subject:
* Do you think this part needs change? If yes, what would have to change? Take couple aspects into consideration: earning, spending and saving.
* What will you gain by those changes?
* What will happen if you don’t change anything about your finances?
* In what way do finances have an impact on other aspects of your life now?
Next week: Sum up of the circle of life (in the meantime fill up all the missing parts with your hobbies and/or other parts you added for yourself.

Source: @chodakowskaeka‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”

Be positive!

Happy life

Don’t let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money or past experiences ⚠️
Just focus on yourself, on your dreams, do your thing and money and people will come. And as it comes to past experiences, just draw conclussions, learn from your mistakes and move on.
That’s the key to total freedom. That’s the key to happy life.

Be positive! · Self-evolving

Purchase memories

⚠️ Purchase memories, not things. ⚠️
Happiness is usually abstract things – health, family, love. Focus on that. 🤗
Don’t pay attention to material goods, those are just things 👑💄💎. New phone or new pair of expensive shoes might make you happy for a moment but it won’t give you happiness and memories in long term. Instead of that try to go on an adventure, „buy” memories – book yourself a short trip on the weekend (it doesn’t have to be far) 🏕, go to a concert 🎙, go to a festival 🎭, jump out of the plane ✈…you may think that those are experiences couple minutes/days long, nothing permament, but the memories are for life! ⭐ They may not last long physically but you can talk about it with your family or friends for ages!
Remember – in the end people usually regret not having done something, no not having bought something. We regret experiences and chances we didn’t take, not missing a sale in a boutique.
This is a photo taken on our journey to Dominican Republic last year. It cost us quite a lot of money and we could’ve bought a sofa to our guest room that we are still missing (we moved into a new apartment last year) but I wouldn’t have had it the other way. We saw beautiful places, learned some new things and gained plenty amazing memories!
This month try to do something you haven’t done before. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, it doesn’t even have to be anything you pay for – if you live by the sea or lake try winter swimming 🏊‍♀️ (go into the water only for couple minutes though), go to a dog shelter and take dogs for a walk and spend whole day with them 🐶 (or maybe even take one home? 😊), volunteer at some city event 🎪 or just try eating something you haven’t eaten before 🍲🍤 (ok, this one you’ll have to buy but it’s a small thing to do). Literally anything! Just try to get out of the rut and get yourself some new memories! 😊😊😊